The state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil, is the country’s storehouse of mineral richess and the second most populous. Belo Horizonte is the state capital and the largest city.
The state gathers important artistic and architectural heritage, preserved in sites of international fame such as Ouro Preto, Diamantina and São João Del Rei, which are part of the Estrada Real (Royal Road) complex.
Churches at the historic center of Mariana.
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Waterfall at Ibitipoca State Park
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